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Movie Previews - Prepare to be Brave this June
On June the 21st I will be in a cinema, somewhere, giddy like a child waiting for the all new Pixar film, Brave. Let's face facts, Pixar have never made a bad film. Not only is the animation consistently beautiful and increasingly detailed but the stories, the stories are where Pixar put all else to shame. Even without the technical brilliance and animated artistry, a story magical story will shine through.
Check out the all new Brave trailer after the jump and don't forget to mark your calendar for June 21st!
One of the most iconic and enduring cartoon franchises of the 1980s, Transformers and its accompanying universe is as vast as it is awesome but due to its immensity it can be difficult to know where to start. Sure, you could just start with Gen 1, Season 1 but where to from there? Unfortunately, not all Transformers series take place in the same universe or continuity so there's no hard and fast rule, but we've consulted with the mech-heads at Madman and put together a handy dandy recommended viewing order for their Transformers releases and 100% Bay-free. The Transformers Generation 1 Season 1 This is where it all began, way back in 1984. This was our first introduction to Optimus and the gang who found themselves stranded on "present day" Earth. Also introduced are the majority of main characters who still exist today including Soundwave, Starscream, Megatron and everyone's favourite dim-witted Dinobot, Grimlock. Season 1 weighs in at a meagre 13 episodes long! Se…
Welcome to BINGE-READ MANGA, our occasional segment where Geek of Oz reviews a manga with a back catalogue and tells you why it's worth binging, Netflix-style. ---
THE STORY AND CHARACTERS
We've all wanted to be a superhero at some point, right?
In a world where 80% of the population are born with Quirks - abnormal powers that make them eligible to become superheroes - Izuku "Deku" Midoriya stands out. He was born Quirkless, and has to make do with spectating for both his own superpowered friends and the publically beloved heroes they strive to one day be. After a run-in with one of those heroes, the charismatic All-Might, Deku gets a shot at finally having his own Quirk in order to enter the Hero Academy, given a chance to one day stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the world's greatest caped and cowled characters.
Essentially, it's Harry Potter by way of Teen Titans and X-Men. I've heard worse ideas.
When reading My Hero Academia, the thing I'm most remi…
When I first moved to Australia, I was not – as Dave Chappelle would say – having a great go at it. An ethnically ambiguous kid with a weird accent, in a weird city, with just one friend who was also all of those things and from the same country I’d just left, I felt pretty alone. I didn’t have anyone to hang out with, so my granddad would pick me after school on his bike and dink me to the local library. For a suburban Gold Coast joint, it had an impressively dense comic book section with a row of multicoloured beanbags guarding it like a protective fence from the other texts. The first thing I saw on the shelf of that hallowed ground was two collected volumes positioned side-by-side. The first was Batgirl: A Knight Alone, which featured the defining image of Cassandra Cain’s Batgirl: arms flexed gripping a Batarang and poised on a Gotham rooftop as the Bat signal was illuminated in the night sky behind her. The cover by Damian Scott was mostly all black - with the exception of a fe…